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Narnia

The Courting Dance by [archiveofourown.org profile] edenfalling
Cor and Aravis have to convince the rest of Archenland that they're fit rulers for the country. Ah, lovely. ♥ARAVIS♥

North and South by [archiveofourown.org profile] Flourish
Lovely story of Aravis's journey away from and then back to Lasaraleen.

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Crossovers

Avengers/Narnia

The Queen, in Exile by [archiveofourown.org profile] scribblemyname
Bucky Barnes and Susan Pevensie. It doesn't seem like it should work but it does. Sharp and melancholy.

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Daredevil

Small Talk, Stitches, and Beer by [archiveofourown.org profile] weekend_conspiracy_theorist
"How did you recognize me?" he demands again.

Marci tears open an alcohol wipe, wonders if she needs something stronger, and rolls her eyes at him. "I've been dating your best friend on and- ah-" she winces at the sting-"off for six years, Murdock. I know what you look like, the way you move. Just because you've got a stupid ass mask on that covers your damn cheekbones doesn't mean I won't recognize you." She pauses, adds, "Asshole."
I really enjoyed this story of Marci and Matt being bros.

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James Bond movies

all you need to make a movie is a gun and a girl by [livejournal.com profile] postcardmystery
Q is not a name. Q is a designation, a title, a letter that looks like a codename that looks like a cypher that doesn't tell you anything at all. (Other than 'quartermaster', and even that doesn't tell you all that much.) Q is not a name, but it is all anybody ever calls him. He signs documents with a looping letter, presses one key when he finishes an email, answers the phone not with a greeting but a clipped consonant.

Q is not a name, and it is not a name for a reason. So he's five nine. So he's a hundred and thirty pounds. So he looks like you could knock him over with a feather. He can crash the US State Department's entire computer network in less than three minutes.

Q is not a name, and it is not a number, either. You don't give men like Q numbers. They know what to do with them, you see.
really excellent Q/Moneypenny.

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Community

One Day She Will Swim with Dolphins by [profile] scioscribe
All Shirley could think was that Andre would never have taken her here. She hadn't had a rocket pop in years. She understood, all at once, that she loved her group more than she loved Andre, and that she would have to end things, because she couldn't breathe in her own house anymore.

She took off her shoes and put her feet into the water.

"It may look like I'm having a nervous breakdown," she said, "but I really do think I'm going to be fine."

"I know," Troy said. He took her hand. "Everybody knows that, Shirley."
Excellent story about Shirley, that makes great use of Britta, too.

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The Dark Knight Rises

A beam of sunlight by [archiveofourown.org profile] gorgeousnerd
Bruce & Selina, after the slate's been wiped clean.

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Narnia

rise after a thousand years by [livejournal.com profile] ilysia_039
Vivid, fierce story of Susan traveling out into the desert and discovering another source of Deep Magic in the world. Sharp and evocative.

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The Good Wife

How to Fall in Love Completely and Never Be Found by [livejournal.com profile] mosca
This is an utterly fantastic story of Kalinda and Alicia having an affair. So many great turns of phrase and such a beautifully deft look at how and why Alicia/Kalinda would work and fit sideways into canon without disturbing anything much. And it just nails both characters.

Alicia expected Kalinda to be distant and disappointed, but she was chatty and silly, insisting they eat dinner in their underwear, telling stories about irrelevant, embarrassing things she'd witnessed on stakeouts. Elderly neighbors dancing the polka naked, a couple recording their own fetish porn, a man systematically eating an entire birthday cake – chocolate, white buttercream frosting, blue flowers – by himself. "The problem with my job," Kalinda said, turning pad thai noodles around on her plastic fork, "is I will always know more about you than you do about me. So I'm trying to give you a little. A little more."

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Narnia

Queen of Narnia by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaydeefalls
A series of glimpses of Susan over the years, in Narnia and in England. Lovely and heartbreaking.

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The Princess Series by Jim C. Hines

After the Dance by [archiveofourown.org profile] Petra
Really lovely first kiss for Snow and Talia.

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Crossovers

Discworld/The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Ill-advised Skeletal Exchange Programme by meridian_rose
"So, this Halloween. It involves Otherworldly creatures terrifying normal people while you stand around singing songs about it?"

"Yes! Only you make it sound so wrong," Jack complained. "And I just don't stand around." He puffed up and posed dramatically. "I am the Pumpkin King!"

Susan wasn't impressed. Jack visibly deflated.
Hee! This is delightful.

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The Good Wife/White Collar

A Lady and a Gentleman In Black by hederahelix
Sharp, well-observed story of the time Kalinda assisted Special Agents Burke and Barrigan on an investigation, with lots of nice UST simmering between Kalinda and Diana.

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Indiana Jones/Casablanca

Indiana Jones and the Standard of Dishonour by vomit_bunny
Indy gets stuck in Casablanca. Really fun crossover.

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Narnia/No Reservations

No Reservations: Narnia by Edonohana
Recced everywhere, and for good reason. Perfectly nails both canons with wit and sharp-eyed detail. I'm crammed into a burrow so small that my knees are up around my ears and the boom mike keeps slamming into my head, inhaling the potent scent of toffee-apple brandy and trying to drink a talking mouse under the table. But is it really the boom mike that's making my head pound? I know for sure that my camera man doesn't usually have two heads. I have to face facts. The mouse is winning.

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Crossovers

Burn Notice/Supernatural

Working Around the Crazy by [livejournal.com profile] peroxidepest17
Hee! Lucifer tries to convince Michael Westen to be his vessel. It doesn't go quite like he planned.

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Narnia/Mary Poppins

Winds to Catch by animus_wyrmis & be_themoon & lassiterfics
Utterly wonderful Narnia/Mary Poppins crossover. This world does not know of small miracles and not-quite-tame lions, but if Susan prides herself on anything, it is her ability to move on and not be crippled by fear or loss or grief. So she does just that, until the day when the East Wind starts to blow in the streets and Mary Poppins steps neatly out of the sky and takes her by the hand.

"Come with me," Mary says, and Susan doesn't hesitate because this is the second chance she thought she'd already lost alongside everyone who could give it to her.


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Life

The Collarbone Press by [livejournal.com profile] piecesofalice
Short, sharp look at Crews and Reese's partnership. "I don't want secrets from you, Reese."

His index finger slides up her neck, slightly, and she's suddenly so confused by the linking words underneath the spoken ones because it all seems to reaffirm that this man could be the most honest one she knows.


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Narnia

Little Sister by [livejournal.com profile] edenfalling
Fascinating, chilling look at Jadis. "All the world was under me," she said again in the speech of Charn, and laughed bitterly. She almost -- but only almost -- wished she had not spoken the Deplorable Word. It was ironic: to speak once and render herself unintelligible forever after, unless she spoke in a foreign tongue.

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Firefly

Leave of Absence by [livejournal.com profile] zoewarren
She was wading through paperwork and discharge formalities when Simon's surgeon approached, bowed over her hand, asked if he might be permitted to book some of her time. He was polite, respectable, well groomed. Alliance. The revulsion she felt, the rage, was overwhelming. She put a pretty smile on her rejection, a well-trained silver tongue. He left feeling he'd been paid a better compliment than if she'd accepted. She swallowed bile as he walked away. Inara, making her choices, in the aftermath of Miranda. Lovely.

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Friday Night Lights

Three Movements by [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling
Brief, lovely look at Julie Taylor and three moments she was awesome.

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Narnia

Now We Are Sixteen by [livejournal.com profile] athousandwinds
In the afternoons, Lucy usually took care of what Peter called "handwriting practice" and she called bumf. Susan didn't like that. It was not an activity she enjoyed, but between Peter galloping off to parts unknown and Su being gracious and Ed sitting in court, they all said they didn't have the time to do any paperwork. Hmph. Lucy plonked herself down at her desk and attacked her list of Things to Do. A day in the life of the Pevensies, kings and queens of Narnias. Lovely.

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Crossovers

Narnia/Lord of the Rings

Ere Yet We Loose the Legions by [livejournal.com profile] bedlamsbard
Highly enjoyable and workable LotR/Narnia crossover. The Uruk-hai pursue Eomer's eored into Narnia. High King Peter is not pleased.

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Firefly/Supernatural

Time When . . . by [livejournal.com profile] tassosss
Wonderfully warm and hopeful story of how Zoe gets knocked up (by Dean Winchester!), and how that changes everything. There's some minor Zoe/Dean (obviously), but it's not about that at all. More of a Firefly story than a Supernatural one, could be read without knowing SPN canon, really. Lovely. (Could use another beta pass.)

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Leverage/Supernatural

Love Bipolar by [livejournal.com profile] nilchance
Young Parker meets the Winchesters. I really enjoyed this.

The Zuul Job by [livejournal.com profile] harriet_spy
Adorable snip of a Leverage/SPN crossover - Bela and Parker are after the same artifact. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

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Supernatural/The Graveyard Book

They are not all saints by [livejournal.com profile] ultraviolet9a
Fantastic crossover with Ihe Graveyard Book, gets Silas's voice just right.

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Supernatural/The Time Traveler's Wife

Barefoot Girl by [livejournal.com profile] kalquessa
Lovely, delicate, moving crossover with The Time Traveler's Wife, which I haven't read, but this worked for me anyway. Dean and Alba's many meetings.

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Narnia

As if from a dream by [livejournal.com profile] rei_c
"I know I'm small," she grumbles, "but you don't have to be so gentle with me." // "I know," Edmund replies. A smile plays on the corners of his lips. "You always say that, too." Lovely series of moments between Lucy and Edmund, set in and around Prince Caspian.

Dreaming the same bewildering dream by [livejournal.com profile] rei_c
Lucy looks at her brother, really looks, and what she sees worries her. If only they were in Narnia, then she'd be able to ask the trees or the rivers or even Aslan about what Peter and Susan were talking about. If they were in Narnia, she thinks, then Edmund wouldn't have that bruised look in his eyes. Sharp look at Lucy and Edmund between Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Firefly

And all I ask (is a tall ship and a star to steer her by) by [livejournal.com profile] merle_p
Lovely look at the friendship between Wash and Kaylee, full of the quiet strength both bring to the crew, and which the others probably don't even notice until it's gone. Wah! Wash! *sniffle*

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Homicide: Life on the Street

Five Finger Discount by Laura Smith
Awesome Frankentim ficlet written for *me* that sounds JUST LIKE THEM circa season 4. *heart*

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Chronicles of Narnia

and sometimes you hear the silence speak. by [livejournal.com profile] lassiterfics
"Do you ever change an ending to please the audience?" Edmund asks. "Of course," Shativa answers. Her long hair tumbles down her back as she sifts through her clothes for a dress to wear. "A pleased audience pays better. Mama Biguda doesn't like to, but I convince her." "How do you do that?" "I remind her endings are illusions anyway. In a story, there are a thousand endings and a thousand beginnings between the first word spoken and the last word said." Beautiful look at Edmund and Susan, at magic and love and storytelling.

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Crossovers

Battlestar Galactica/Star Wars

For Our Own Benefit by [livejournal.com profile] smercy
"It's talking to me," the boy squeaked, "Racetrack, the alien is talking to me in Basic and I can understand it." / "Quit your joking, Apollo," the girl scoffed. Very cool, subtle, sad BSG/SW crossover. The Colonial fleet encounters Yoda.

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Firefly/Futurama

Take My Robot by [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch
Bender ends up on Serenity. He spends some time with Jayne. Hilarity ensues! *glee*

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Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer

No Power on This Earth by [livejournal.com profile] redrikki
Xander and Dean bond while working at the Fabulous Ladies' Night Club. Short, funny, and a little sad. I can totally see Xander and Dean being BFF. *hearts* They could talk about regular guy stuff like girls and cars and grilling things and any monsters that came up were just metaphors and double entendres. It had been a long time since he'd had that. It was kind of, well, weird actually, but nice weird like bubble bath instead of bad weird like snot monsters.

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Supernatural/Narnia
Sam, Son of Adam by [livejournal.com profile] maychorian
"Your brother is lost beyond the usual ways of going, son of Adam. [...] I can see and hear this in your face and voice. Where has he gone? What fell magic took him from you?" In his quest to rescue Dean, Sam finds himself in Narnia. Lovely. And the sequel, Kings for a Little Time, in which Dean and Sam prepare to become Kings of Narnia.

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Supernatural/X-Men Movieverse

Migratory Birds by [livejournal.com profile] nekare
"Fuck that race shit, we're all human beings, Sam," Dean says, angry himself. "I'm not about to lower myself to their level, that's all." AU mashup with XMM, where Sam and Dean have mutant powers. Sam joins the Brotherhood and Dean ends up at Xavier's, and then the world ends. Could use a good line beta, but good use of the AU and the characters.

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Narnia

Queen of Morning by Sister Coyote
Lovely, lyrical look at Susan. "King Peter's courage and King Edmund's wisdom and Queen Lucy's boldness I would have," Reepicheep said, "but for a keen eye and a graceful hand, I could find no better, my archer queen."

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Sandman

The Taste of Desire by [livejournal.com profile] curry_fish
Desire does not want. Really sharp look at Desire, making it almost sympathetic, yet still retaining that razor edge that makes it so dangerous.

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Crossovers

Battlestar Galactica/The Sarah Connor Chronicles

To Hell and Back (For This) by [livejournal.com profile] kalesbohan
Really interesting, mindbending story of the Galactica coming to earth to find Skynet in charge, and Kara joining John Connor's rebellion, and hooking up with Derek Reese.

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Harry Potter/Narnia

A Year in Their Courts by [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis
Hermione stumbles through an old wardrobe at Hogwarts and ends up in Narnia, where she falls in love with Peter. Beautifully done, wistful and sweet.

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Iron Man/Spider-Man

Paparazzo by [livejournal.com profile] basingstoke
"You pulled that straight from your crotch and used it on my face." // Yes. "No!" Awesomely hilarious Tony Stark/Peter Parker. Their flirty banter is all about SCIENCE.

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Supernatural/Good Omens

A Backdoor to Hell by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis
Adorable GO/SPN crossover in which Sam Winchester goes to Aziraphale and Crowley for help getting Dean out of hell.

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Supernatural/Iron Man

Ghost in the Machine and In the Wires by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic
Ficlet and sequel in which Tony's suit is haunted. Who's he gonna call? Hee! Dean + haunted suit + Jarvis = hilarity.

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The Bourne Trilogy

all this history is just a mystery to me by Amatia
"Knowing it isn't the same as remembering it." Bourne searches for his past, with some help from Nicky. Lovely.

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Narnia

No Story But Our Own by [livejournal.com profile] miladygrey
Lovely bit of Cor/Aravis that captures his diffidence and bravery, and her prickly sweetness, perfectly.

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The Sound and the Fury

Enough Water by Helarctos
Quentin tangles everybody up in his story, sweeps Shreve along and then leaves him to deal with the consequences. Fantastic and heartbreaking and true to the source.

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Narnia

Cry for Yesterday by athousandwinds
If one was born captive, she reasoned, it was best to forget the taste of freedom. Bittersweet story of the Pevensies not adjusting to life in London, and explaining the seeds of Susan's turning away. Heartbreaking.

The Lady Running by TeaRoses
Lucy knows the ways of fauns, despite everyone trying to shelter her, and she finally makes it clear to Tumnus what she wants. Lovely.

Queen of Morning by Sister Coyote
Lovely look at Susan, in Narnia, and in England.

Sea Legs by st_aurafina
Edmund and Lucy pass the torch on to Eustace when they learn they'll not be returning to Narnia. Quiet and wistful and lovely.

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Battlestar Galactica
Kara Studies by [livejournal.com profile] dionusia
Short, powerful, heartbreaking look at Kara, through her painting. Jagged and full of unexpected gracenotes, like Kara herself. Lovely.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
Five Places Buffy Summers Never Met Nina Ash by [livejournal.com profile] carlyinrome
Exactly what the title says. Sharp look at Buffy, wistful and funny at the same time.

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Narnia
Susan's Charge by [livejournal.com profile] carlanime_bligh
Growing up is a duty and a blessing, not a fault. Yes. This. Wonderful reframing of Susan's survival as a mission, not a punishment.

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Earthsea
Lighting the Lamps by solvent90
This story nails Tenar - her steady pride, her fierce joy - and Ged is so very Ged here, and the ending made me sniffly. Short and sharp and beautiful.

The Veins of the Forest by Ellen Fremedon
This reads like it totally could have come right out of canon. The details are beautiful and well-chosen, the prose is light and lyrical, and the whole story is evocative of love, loss and potential. The story of Azver, the Karg who becomes the Master Patterner.

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Narnia
Escape to Freedom by sadisticferret
Marvelous look at Aravis through Hwin's eyes. Lovely.

Lives by Breaking by Lady Sarai
Beautiful and sad, full of yearning. The Pevensies, in Narnia and in England.

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Narnia

Little by Little by [livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets
"...And a Queen cannot be a Witch? ...I don't think it would be difficult for any woman to become a Witch...little by little...over years...without even realizing it."

Chilling look at Lucy. Sharp and hard like shards of glass.

And the companion piece, from Susan's POV: Something Practical also by [livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets

there are two names for women who see things that aren't there.

One's prophet.

The other's witch.


Beautiful.

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Narnia
Open the Doors by [livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets
Lovely examination of faith from Lucy's perspective, in London, in Narnia. Worship is like breathing, and your heart beating, and having joy in life and knowing why, for Lucy, and the buildings are too much and too staged for her comfort.

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Good Omens
Rearrangement by Nny
Crowley and Aziraphale attempt to find their balance again after the near-Apocalypse. Smart and funny, just like the book.

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Ocean's Eleven
Beginnings by [livejournal.com profile] quettaser
Exceptionally hot Danny/Rusty written for Signe's porn battle.

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Narnia
Almost Was Good Enough by [livejournal.com profile] maddeinin
This story does a wonderful job of exploring what it must have been like for Susan. They are back in Narnia, and for a moment everything inside her loosens and hums with pleasure, but then she realizes she's still a child and everyone she knew here is dead.

Between Sunset and Sunrise by K. M. Petravich
Lovely, delicate story of Lucy and Edmund growing up back in England. "And you're my brother. Isn't that enough?"

Bound By What You Are by Claira
Deft, smart story of Susan actually being queen, and doing what needs to be done.

For Thine Is the Kingdom by [livejournal.com profile] ame1ie
Father Casey is wrong, Susan knows. God does not want her back. He told her himself. Sharp, painful look at Susan back in England, trying not to want what she can't have anymore.

Four Quarters by [livejournal.com profile] aishuu and [livejournal.com profile] baine
Four Pevensies, four elements. Sharp character sketches of each. Nicely done.

high time (try to feel okay) by Pen
High King Peter will never let Queen Susan leave Narnia. In England, things don't work quite the same way. Sharp, understated, sad.

the mercy of the frozen ground by Pen
Tumnus, on meeting Lucy. Creepy and sad.

The Nature of Time by Ria
In England, time passes for the Pevensies, and they learn to cope. Poignant and insightful. She misses them terribly, now that they are no longer with her.

And she is so very, very alone.


Once and Always by Schala
Susan, after the last battle, has two daughters of her own. Sad and beautiful and not without hope.

Queen of Narnia by [livejournal.com profile] kaydeefalls
Susan, in a series of drabbles. Spare, lyrical, poignant and lovely. This is who I am, she tells herself. This is who I always will be.

To Build a Golden Age by [livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets
Edmund does what needs doing, so the others don't have to. Short, sharp, and smart.

An Upside-Down Vision by Pen
Subtle, sharp look at Edmund. He is Just, and he must believe that.

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Narnia

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Narnia
Knock On All Doors and Enter Nowhere by Signe
Wistful, beautiful meditation on how Narnia changed all four Pevensie children, and how they deal with life back in England again.

Mirth Upon the Silver Horn by [livejournal.com profile] lotesseflower
Lovely look at Susan, after everyone else is gone.

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Good Omens

Apple (The Divine Intervention Remix) by Xellas
Utterly adorable. Crowley and Aziraphale are called upon to explain their... actions from the original story (Apple by MadScienceChick, in which Adam gives Crowley and Aziraphale a present for his wedding. While they enjoy the, er, fruits of the gift at first, they don't respond well in the afterglow, and which is adorable in its own right).

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Narnia

Always Spring and Never Summer (Once a King, Always, Immortal Remix) by Aldalindil
This is so gorgeous, so achy and sad and perfect and oh, the pain of losing Narnia - twice for poor Susan - is palpable in this story. Brilliantly done. The original story - Once a King by Rynne – is worth reading too. The remix expands beyond Peter and Edmund and considers all four Pevensies, and Professor Kirke, too.

Stages of Age and Youth (The I Dreamt a Dream Remix) by Rynne
This was no Golden Age. This was growing pains. Lucy, growing up again, aboard the Dawn Treader. Stunning. Just gorgeous.
The original - The Wastelands by Mirkat - takes on all four Pevensies as they grow up, and learn of love and loss, and is also beautifully done.
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Lord of the Rings
Seawrack by hossgal
Beautifully evocative story of Legolas, longing for the sea, and Gimli, worrying about losing him. hg gets Gimli, and his relationship with Legolas, in the way most people don't, and her Gimli is a joy to read.

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Narnia
Skies of Couple-Colour by [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty
Lovely fic about Peter learning how to become a king, and his relationship with Oreius, the centaur general of his army, and the narration is brilliantly true to the books.

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Battlestar Galactica (2003)
I Saw You Once, Medusa by [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns
I had no intention of reading BSG fic, but this was recced on my flist and it's a sharp, intense look at Admiral Cain - and the other characters through her eyes. Chilling and smart. Pre-Resurrection Ship II.

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Brokeback Mountain
Recompense by [livejournal.com profile] dorkorific
Heartbreaking look at Jack and Ennis's fishing trips, from Jack's POV. Sharp like broken glass against your heart.

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Narnia
An Ever-Present Help by [livejournal.com profile] mjules
Susan has doubts. Lovely look at how Susan could have started on the road to ending up where she did.

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Smallville
Metropolis Girls by [livejournal.com profile] hth_the_first
Chloe and Lana are in college and Lex shows up and it’s so fucking hot, and yet shot through with a wistful ache, a sadness that’ll never be remedied. There are some typos and such, but not enough to outweigh the ungodly hotness of it all.

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Chronicles of Narnia
And Indeed There Will Be Time by Signe
Lucy, in the real Narnia. Lovely and poignant. And deals well with the problem of Susan.

Too Young, Too Old [livejournal.com profile] vongroovy
Oh, Edmund. His sense of dislocation and longing and his melancholy are palpable in this. Sharp and lovely.

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Narnia

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Narnia

Boys and Lipstick (Susan); Delight (Edmund); Through the Doors (Peter); and What She Found There (Lucy) by [livejournal.com profile] sloanesomething
Four stories of the Pevensies, the four Kings and Queens of Narnia, interlock to tell one beautiful, sad, haunting story. (Peter/Susan, implied Edmund/White Witch, Lucy/Tumnus)

Childhood Treasures by Devil Doll
Beautiful, delicate, heartbreaking story of Tumnus, waiting for Lucy to grow up, and then losing her when she does.

What was it like, when you turned to stone?

It was nothing, until you were there, and I was alive again. It was waiting.


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Lots of fic to ease the back to school transition. *g*

Harry Potter

Apparition No. 12 by [livejournal.com profile] krabapple
It's beautiful and harsh and sad and truthful, the story of Remus and Sirius during OotP.

The Bathtub's Archipelago by Setissma
Ron and Harry, living together, negotiating life after the war and their feelings for each other. Lovely and understated.

Best Friends Forever by [livejournal.com profile] balfrog
Okay, Girl!Goyle was one of the Best Things Ever to happen to HP fandom, and this story shows exactly why. Goyle kinda likes being a girl, and he kinda likes Draco and he wishes Draco weren’t being so serious and secretive lately, and that things were the way they used to be. This is funny and touching and *true* and the Goyle POV really works.

Daisy Chains and Stars Inside by [livejournal.com profile] foreword
Intriguing Harry/Luna story in which Luna shows Harry how she sees the world.

[livejournal.com profile] moony's series written for [livejournal.com profile] dogdaysofsummer - you can find the listing here in her memories.
Lovely, leisurely-unfolding story of Sirius's visit to the Lupins and how he and Remus reveal their feelings for each other and how Remus's parents deal with it. Warm and wonderful, and I love this version of Mrs. Lupin so much.

Five Dead Women by Snegurochka ([livejournal.com profile] snegurochka_lee)
Sharp, smart, haunting portrait of five women in the Potterverse, and what happens to their strength. Morbid and creepifyingly good.

Hold Me Close by [livejournal.com profile] sioniann
Ron/Hermione during the war, in prison. You don’t need to touch someone to love them.

A Holiday of Sorts by [livejournal.com profile] kabeyk
Sirius spends the holidays with Remus, after the prank. She makes an interesting choice in characterization and in portraying how their friendship was awkward even before, and how it changes into something else. Spare and lyrical, awkward and warm and wistful and sweet all at the same time.

Quando Corpus by Maia
Everyone wants Sirius and no one wants Peter, except Regulus. But what does he really want him for? Sharp, insightful, heartbreaking look at Peter as the odd man out, and the repercussions of his and Regulus’s choices.

Seven Times Touched by [livejournal.com profile] spikeyboots
Lovely, wistful, lyrical Sirius/Remus set between GoF and OotP, wherein Remus and Sirius try to learn to touch each other again.

Straight, No Chaser by Laura Smith
Utterly hilarious James/Lily story.

The Things We Did and Didn't Do by Kyra Cullinan
Delicate, insightful story in which Hermione and Ron live after the war. Spare and powerful.

Weather Patterns by [livejournal.com profile] sioniann
Beautiful, tender Neville/Luna

Working on Leaving the Living by [livejournal.com profile] shikishi
There were a number of things I found off-putting about the author’s notes here (second person! Eek!), but I was surfing friendsfriends out of boredom and it was Remus/Sirius, so I clicked and I read, and I found that I was thinking about this story for days afterward - it’s post-prank, vicious, broken Sirius and resigned, tired Remus and it really works - the second person POV provides a necessary distance and yet lets the reader get right inside Remus’s head and heart.

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HP/Narnia

The Made-Up Things by K. M. Petravich ([livejournal.com profile] chaos_pockets)
Beautiful Narnia/HP crossover, in which Petunia remembers Lily and their mother, and the things she always never wanted to believe in.

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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Times In-Between by [livejournal.com profile] kannaophelia
Okay, so I admit upfront to being a Shasta/Aravis OTP type person, and The Horse and His Boy was my favorite of the Narnia books (which, I'm sure, surprises no one), but this story of Aravis trying to fit into Archenland, of longing for home and knowing she can't go back (even if she could, she wouldn't), and longing for other people, other things she'll never have, and finding some kind of comfort and love with Lasaraleen is sharp and sad and hot and wonderfully done.

Growing Up by [livejournal.com profile] sheldrake
There aren't superlatives enough for this story. Lucy and Susan, and different ways of growing up, and sisters - oh, anyone who has a sister, who is a sister, should totally read this and recognize themselves in it. Sharp and bittersweet and true, like the best stories always are.

Memory of Heaven by [livejournal.com profile] corbeaun
Edmund remembers life -- his parents and the war and London -- before Narnia. Lovely and evocative and so very poignant.

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Narnia
Delight by Katie Vicieli
I should be ashamed. And I would be, if this weren't so damn hot. Edmund experiences the riches of the Tisroc. Guh.

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Smallville
Hee! I thought I wasn't going to have any SV recs, simply because I haven't read any SV fic recently, but then Bethy came through at the eleventh hour with this beautiful Jonathan vignette:
Of Man's Desiring by Beth
Gets right to the heart of Jonathan Kent; we learn just why he is the way he is, and how much he loves his son and his wife.

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